First Trailer for New Neil Armstrong Documentary Titled 'Armstrong'
"Neil was quiet and poised…" Gravitas Ventures has unveiled an official trailer for a new documentary titled Armstrong, arriving in theaters this July a few weeks before the 50th anniversary of the July 1969 landing on the Moon. Add this to the list of films about the Apollo 11 landing, along with Damien Chazelle's First Man feature last year, and Todd Douglas Miller's Apollo 11 documentary this year - both of which are must see films already. This documentary features Harrison Ford narrating. Armstrong examines the life of an extraordinary figure in American history, "recounting Armstrong's near-death experiences both as a Navy fighter pilot in Korea (flying from the decks of the USS Essex aircraft carrier) and as a test pilot back on the home front… The documentary also captures the intense drama of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions as well as dizzying challenges that followed in the turbulent wake of global fame." Looks like a riveting watch.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for David Fairhead's doc Armstrong, direct from YouTube:
Dramatic, moving and deeply human, Armstrong offers the definitive life story of Neil Armstrong: from his childhood in Ohio to his first steps on the Moon in 1969, and beyond. Armstrong is directed by veteran documentary editor / filmmaker David Fairhead, director of the doc films Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo and Spitfire previously, as well as lots of TV work including editing episodes of "Nova" and "Moon Machines", and other docs. It's produced by Gareth Dodds and Keith Haviland. The film was made with the cooperation of the Armstrong family, including his sons Rick and Mark Armstrong. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals or elsewhere yet, as far as we know. Gravitas Ventures will release Fairhead's Armstrong doc in select theaters + on VOD starting July 12th this summer. Anyone interested in this one?
Can't wait. Ol' Mumbles is actually a good narrator!
kitano0 on May 27, 2019
The man himself ...
shiboleth on May 27, 2019
I would have liked to have known the guy. Hard to tell what kind a guy he was from all this attention showered upon him from the culture and society making him into some god-like entity. Easy to understand as he walked on the moon, for crissakes! I've always admired pilots and this guy taking off and landing on an aircraft carrier is beyond my comprehension. Plus, sitting in a capsule on top of a huge rocket and being blasted from earth into outer space. Who can do something like that? It boggles my mind. Still, I'd like to have known the guy behind all the adulation and cultural inspired making of a hero thing. The real guy, not the one the culture created. Won't ever have that experience though. I've known a lot of public figures..some big time...and they are never what is presented to the public. It's all pretense, usually.
thespiritbo on May 27, 2019
Not going to name drop @npr-be1b4d5930a3ad3b5ada2a8236376237:disqus ? lol Such a gentleman...
THE_RAW_ on May 28, 2019
...lol...well, it wouldn't serve much of a purpose to name them. I will say, again, there a quite a few, and most of them I liked and enjoyed being in their company. Still, they were not the image of them that was presented to the public. They were, and still are, just people with the same problems and fears and insecurities most people have. With the added burden of being recognized wherever they go. I always felt 'better them than me' whenever we encountered that kind of thing when we were out and about. A few actors I'm acquainted with had a difficult time because so much of the public identifies them with their famous characters and often refer to them with the character's name. How's that for insanity?...lol...I don't know Stallone and wouldn't want to, but someone I know does and he's called Rocky all the time...lol...
thespiritbo on May 28, 2019
lol! Yeah, everyone wants to be famous, and then they become famous, they wish they could live in anonymity and have privacy. Double edged sword I guess. And it's a shame people are so dumb they can't distinguish "characters" from reality... but when looking at the state of things... not all that surprising honestly. lol I'd love to know your list though. Just out of simple curiosity. But I respect you're not one to "flaunt who you know". Cheers mate.
THE_RAW_ on May 29, 2019
...lol...like your reply...however....there is no 'list'...I mean who has a list of people they know...famous or not? I'm going to decline your respectful request though as you've perceived me correctly in this regard. Cheers back, man.
thespiritbo on May 29, 2019
It baffles the mind that these guys had minimum technology compared to now and with it (and cojones....HUGE cojones) placed them in the annals of human history. And to live to tell the tale makes it even more extraordinary. Heroes is an understatement. These guys are LEGENDS. I'll definitely check this out.
THE_RAW_ on May 28, 2019
So good. But the man himself seemed like a stoic, stereotype of a man from that generation. It's cool they are trying to give him some real character.
DAVIDPD on May 28, 2019
Can't get enuff of this space shit - Bring it!
Grotten Olm on Jun 5, 2019
Get yourself over to http://www.ApolloInRealTime.org, and hit the launch button. You will never leave the site.
Sharkman1963 on Aug 7, 2019
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